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MSS SP-67-2011

Butterfly Valves

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MSS STANDARD PRACTICE SP-67
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Originally Published: May 1964


Current Edition Approved: March 2011
Current Edition Published: October 2011

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION PAGE

1 SCOPE ......................................................................................................................................................... 1
2 DEFINITIONS ............................................................................................................................................. 1
3 STANDARD ENDS .................................................................................................................................... 1
4 DESIGN REQUIREMENTS ....................................................................................................................... 2
5 VALVE DISC CLEARANCE ..................................................................................................................... 4
6 TRIM ........................................................................................................................................................... 4
7 FACE-TO-FACE DIMENSIONS ................................................................................................................ 4
8 ACTUATORS .............................................................................................................................................. 4
9 PURCHASING INFORMATION ............................................................................................................... 4
10 PRODUCTION TESTING .......................................................................................................................... 5
11 MARKING .................................................................................................................................................. 6

TABLE

1 Pipe Minimum Diameters for Disc Clearance ............................................................................................. 7


2 Face-to-Face Dimensions, Flanged End Valves .......................................................................................... 8
3 Face-to-Face Dimensions, Single Flange and Flangeless Valves ................................................................ 9
4 End-to-End Dimensions, Grooved End Valves ......................................................................................... 10
A1 Disc-to-Pipe Minimum Clearances ............................................................................................................ 15

FIGURE

1 Face-to-Face, Flangeless, and Single Flange Valves (includes 1A, 1B, and 1C) ........................................ 11
2 Flanged Ends, Bolting Options .................................................................................................................... 12
3 Single Flanged, Bolting Options ................................................................................................................. 12
4 Flangeless, Bolting Options ......................................................................................................................... 12
5 End-to-End, Grooved End Valves ............................................................................................................... 13
6 Shouldered End Valves ............................................................................................................................... 13
7 Disc-to-Pipe Minimum Clearance, Typical Concentric Type Construction ................................................ 14

ANNEX

A Disc-to-Pipe Clearance ............................................................................................................................. 15


B Reference Standards and Applicable Dates .............................................................................................. 16

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BUTTERFLY VALVES

1. SCOPE

1.1 This Standard Practice covers This dimension must be established using
dimensions, design, testing, and marking the thickness of the valve face-to-face
requirements for butterfly valves. Further dimension and the compressed thickness of
reference should be made to the MSS SP-68. the gaskets to be used in such installations.

1.2 This Standard Practice covers two types 2.4 CWP - Cold Working Pressure (PSIG)
of butterfly valves: The pressure rating for the pressure containing
components of the valve at temperatures up to
Type I – Valves for tight shut-off and including 100 °F.
(Tested per Section 10.2.1)
Type II– Valves permitting seat leakage 2.5 System Pressure Maximum specified
(See Section 10.2.2) operating pressure for the application.

1.3 This Standard Practice covers 2.6 Differential Pressure The difference in
flangeless (wafer-type), single flange (lug- pressure between two points located on
type), and flanged end valves in size NPS 1½ opposite sides of the valve disc.
through NPS 72, along with grooved end
valves, and shouldered end valves, with 2.7 Shut-Off Pressure The maximum rated
pressure ratings in accordance with the differential pressure with the valve in the fully
requirements of Sections 3 and 4. closed position.

2. DEFINITIONS 3. STANDARD ENDS

2.1 Face-to-Face of Valve before 3.1 Flanged Ends Valves shall be


Installation This is the dimension of the compatible for use with flanges to ASME
valve face-to-face before it is installed in the B16.1 Class 25 or 125, ASME B16.5 Class
pipe line. It does not include the thickness of 150, ASME B16.47 Class 150 Series A,
gaskets if separate gaskets are used. It does ASME B16.24 Class 150, ASME B16.42 Class
include the thickness of gaskets or seals that 150, or AWWA C207. Figure 2 illustrates
are an integral part of the valve and this bolting options.
dimension is before these gaskets or seals are
compressed. 3.2 Single Flange (Lug-Type) Valves shall
be compatible for use with flanges to ASME
2.2 Face-to-Face of Valve Installed This B16.1 Class 25 or 125, ASME B16.5 Class
is the dimension of the valve face-to-face after 150, ASME B16.24 Class 150, ASME B16.42
it is installed in the pipe line. It does not include Class 150, or AWWA C207. Figure 3
the thickness of gaskets if separate gaskets are illustrates bolting options.
used. It does include the thickness of gaskets or
seals that are an integral part of the valve, 3.3 Flangeless (Wafer-Type) Valves shall be
however this dimension is established with the compatible for use with flanges to ASME
gaskets or seals compressed. See Figure 1A, B16.1 Class 25 or 125, ASME B16.5 Class
1B, 1C, and Table 3. 150, ASME B16.24 Class 150, ASME B16.42
Class 150, or AWWA C207. Figure 4
2.3 Face-to-Face of Valve and Gaskets illustrates bolting options.
Installed This is the dimension of the valve
face-to-face including separate gaskets when 3.4 Grooved Ends Valve ends shall
installed in the pipe line. conform to AWWA C606.

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3.5 Shouldered Ends Valve ends shall 4.1.1.3 As an alternative to Section 4.1.1.2,
conform to AWWA C606. valves that do not conform to the applicable
requirements of ASME B16.34 shall have the
4. DESIGN REQUIREMENTS maximum allowable pressure determined by
using a proof test in accordance with UG-101
4.1 Wall Thickness of ASME BPVC, Section VIII, Division I.
The design requirements of this section apply
only to the valve body. The disc and shaft are 4.1.2 Bronze and Bronze Alloy Valves
specifically excluded.
4.1.2.1 Valves that conform to the
4.1.1 Steel, Nickel Alloy and other Special applicable requirements of ASME B16.24
Alloy Valves shall have body pressure-temperature ratings
in accordance with that standard. For
4.1.1.1 Valves that conform to the valves that do not conform to the
applicable requirements of ASME B16.34 applicable requirements of ASME B16.24,
shall have body pressure-temperature ratings then Sections 4.1.2.2 or 4.1.2.3 of this
in accordance with that standard. For valves Standard Practice shall be used to determine
that do not conform to the applicable the minimum required wall thickness.
requirements of ASME B16.34, then Section
4.1.1.2 or 4.1.1.3 of this Standard Practice 4.1.2.2 Valves that do not conform to the
shall be used to determine the minimum applicable requirements of ASME B16.24
required wall thickness. shall have the minimum wall thickness
determined using methods that result in
4.1.1.2 Valves that do not conform to the designs which are as conservative as those
applicable requirements of ASME B16.34 used in that standard.
shall have their minimum wall thickness
determined using the following equation: 4.1.2.3 As an alternative to Section 4.1.2.2,
valves that do not conform to the applicable
Pd requirements of ASME B16.24 shall have the
t  1 .5
2S  1.2P maximum allowable pressure determined by
using a proof test in accordance with UG-101
Where: of ASME BPVC, Section VIII, Division I.
P = Pressure rating at temperature
under consideration, psi 4.1.3 Cast Iron Valves

d = Inside diameter of valve body (or 4.1.3.1 Valves that conform to the
shaft bore in body for the body applicable requirements of ASME B16.1 or
neck of flangeless valves), in. AWWA C504 shall conform to the body
pressure-temperature requirements in
S = Allowable stress, psi
accordance with the respective standard. For
The allowable stress shall be taken from the valves that do not conform to the applicable
ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code requirements of ASME B16.1 or AWWA
(BPVC), Section I (or if not listed, use C504, then Sections 4.1.3.2 or 4.1.3.3 of this
Section VIII, Division I). If the material is Standard Practice shall be used to determine
not listed in either of these Code sections the minimum required wall thickness.
then the allowable stress shall be determined
4.1.3.2 Valves that do not conform to the
using the method contained in ASME
applicable requirements of ASME B16.1 or
BPVC, Section VIII, Division I, Appendix
AWWA C504 shall have the minimum wall
P. For cast materials, use the appropriate
thickness determined by using methods
casting quality factor from UG-24 of ASME
which result in designs that are as
BPVC, Section VIII, Division I.
conservative as those used in these standards.

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4.1.3.3 As an alternative to Section 4.1.3.2, In no case shall the minimum flange thickness
valves that do not conform to the applicable be less than that listed in the standard for the
requirements of ASME B16.1 or AWWA flange rating under consideration.
C504 shall have the maximum allowable
pressure determined by using a proof test in 4.3 Pressure Rating Valves may be
accordance with UG-101 of ASME BPVC, designed for shut-off pressure rating or
Section VIII, Division I. differential pressures lower than the body
pressure rating. This pressure rating shall be
4.1.4 Ductile Iron Valves so marked in accordance with Section 11 of
this Standard Practice. Flange ratings other
4.1.4.1 Valves that conform to the than those listed in the flange standards in
applicable requirements of ASME B16.42 or Annex B are outside the scope of this Standard
AWWA C504 shall conform to the body Practice.
pressure-temperature requirements in
accordance with the respective standard. 4.4 Flange Bolting
For valves that do not conform to the
applicable requirements of ASME B16.42 or 4.4.1 Cast iron, ductile iron, and non-
AWWA C504, then Sections 4.1.4.2 or ferrous valves with threaded body flange bolt
4.1.4.3 of this Standard Practice shall be holes shall have these holes drilled and
used to determine the minimum required tapped in accordance with ASME B1.1
wall thickness. Coarse Thread Series Class 2B.

4.1.4.2 Valves that do not conform to the 4.4.2 Steel valves, all classes, with threaded
applicable requirements of ASME B16.42 or body flange bolt holes intended for use with
AWWA C504 shall have the minimum wall alloy steel bolting shall be drilled and tapped
thickness determined by using methods that in accordance with ASME B1.1 Coarse
result in designs which are as conservative Thread Series Class 2B for bolts 1" and
as those used in these standards. Reference smaller and shall be tapped to the 8 Thread
Annex C of ASME B16.42. Series Class 2B for bolts 118" and larger.
4.1.4.3 As an alternative to Section 4.4.3 Steel valves limited by use of organic
4.1.4.2, valves that do not conform to the materials of construction to service
applicable requirements of ASME B16.42 or temperatures below 500 °F (260 °C) where
AWWA C504 shall have the maximum carbon steel bolting can be used, may be
allowable pressure determined by using a tapped in accordance with ASME B1.1 Coarse
proof test in accordance with UCD-101 of Thread Series Class 2B for all bolt sizes.
ASME BPVC, Section VIII, Division I.
4.5 Stems Stem retention and strength shall
4.1.5 Reduced Body Wall Thickness meet the requirements of ASME B16.34. The
design shall not rely on actuation components
4.1.5.1 The body material thickness between
(e.g., gear operators, actuators, levers, etc.) to
the shaft bore in the body and adjacent bolt
prevent ejection.
holes shall not be less than 25% of the
required wall thickness of the body neck. 4.6 Retention by Stem Seal Element
Valves shall be designed so that the stem seal
4.2 Flange Thickness If materials other
retaining fasteners (e.g., packing gland
than those listed in the flange standards in
fasteners) alone do not retain the stem.
Section 2 are used for flanged end valves, the
Specifically, the design shall be such that the
minimum flange thickness shall be
stem shall not be capable of removal from the
determined by using methods that are as
valve while the valve is under pressure by the
conservative as those used in the standard
removal of the stem seal retainer (e.g., gland)
appropriate for the material of construction.
alone.

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4.7 Retention by Closure Member Valves, 7.3 Single Flange (Lug-Type) Valves
including those intended for isolation, Face-to-Face dimensions and tolerances for
regulation, or flow reversal shall be provided single flange valves are listed in Table 3.
with a means so that in the event of a Figures lA and 1B illustrate valves with
structural failure of stem-to-closure integral seals or gaskets. Figure 1C illustrates
attachment items, the stem will not be ejected valves that require separate gaskets.
through the pressure boundary while the valve
is under pressure. 7.4 Grooved End Valves Grooved end
valve configuration is shown in Figure 5.
5. VALVE DISC CLEARANCE
7.5 Shouldered End Valves Shouldered
5.1 Butterfly valve discs may upon rotation end valve configuration is shown in Figure 6.
project beyond the body flange faces, and
therefore, caution should be exercised by the 8. ACTUATORS
user to insure there is no interference between 8.1 Actuators used with these valves shall
the butterfly valve disc and adjacent be self-locking or have provisions to prevent
components, such as lined piping, strainers, unwanted disc movement during normal
check valves, and other valving. Also, mating operating conditions.
pipe flanges must be aligned prior to
tightening of flange bolts. 8.2 Many factors such as flow media,
operating pressures, fluid velocities, and
All valves shall be designed for suitable location in the pipeline affect the operating
clearance according to the pipe inside torque of the valve. These conditions must be
diameters shown in Table 1, and in accordance considered when sizing the actuator. See MSS
with Annex A and Figure 7. SP-91 for guidelines in selecting manual
6. TRIM actuators.

6.1 Trim materials shall be suitable for the 9. PURCHASING INFORMATION


service conditions and shall be at the 9.1 In order to enable the manufacturer to
manufacturer's option unless specified. Trim properly supply valves for the application, the
shall be defined as comprising shafts, purchaser shall furnish the following
bushings, body seating surfaces, discs or disc information:
seating surfaces, internal keys, pins, and
screws in contact with the line fluid. Seats in a) Standard to be used
the body and on the disc may be separate or
integral. Seat facings may be applied to b) Size of valve
bodies and/or discs. c) Type of valve (see Section 1)
7. FACE-TO-FACE DIMENSIONS d) Type of end connection
(see Section 3)
7.1 Flanged End Valves Face-to-Face If flanged end, specify narrow or
dimensions and tolerances for flanged end wide, or extra wide from Table 2.
valves are listed in Table 2.
e) Connecting pipe material
7.2 Flangeless (Wafer-Type) Valves (see Table 1)
Face-to-Face dimensions and tolerances for f) Body line pressure
flangeless valves are listed in Table 3. Figures
1A and 1B illustrate valves with integral seals g) Shut-off pressure (see Section 4.3)
or gaskets. Figure 1C illustrates valves that h) Type and temperature of line fluid to
require separate gaskets. be handled

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i) Flow conditions: The duration of the shell test shall be no


less than:
1. For on-off service:
Maximum flow
2. For regulating service: VALVE TIME (SECONDS)
Maximum flow at maximum SIZE Fig. 1B Fig. 1A, 1C,
(NPS) and 5 2, 3 and 4
pressure drop; minimum flow
at maximum pressure drop;
maximum flow at minimum 2 and Smaller 15 15
pressure drop 2½ – 8 30 60
3. Whether valve is in closed 10 and Larger 60 180
system or subject to free
discharge
j) Type of actuator 10.2 Seat Test
k) Method of Operation: 10.2.1 Type I Valves Each valve that is
1. Frequency furnished for tight shut-off service shall be
tested in the closed position to a pressure
2. Opening Time equal to at least the rated system pressure for
3. Closing Time the duration specified below. The test shall be
1) For manual operation: made with water which may contain a
corrosion inhibitor, with kerosene, or other
Direction of closing
suitable liquid provided its viscosity is no
m) Stem orientation greater than that of water.
(horizontal/vertical, etc.)
The manufacturer, at their option, may use
n) Buried or submerged service air or inert gas as the test medium. The test
(if applicable) shall be conducted in a manner that will
o) Allowable leakage for Type II test the tightness of the seat in the direction
valves (see Section 10.2.2) of flow as indicated on the valve.

10. PRODUCTION TESTING For valves designed to close against pressure


from either direction, the pressure shall be
10.1 Shell Test Each assembled valve shall applied across the valve disc in the direction
be subjected to a pressure test at a minimum of producing the most adverse seating condition.
one and one halftimes the body design cold This test shall be made at ambient
working pressure for the duration specified. temperature with the seats clean and free of
The test shall be made with water which may oil, grease, or any sealant.
contain a corrosion inhibitor, with kerosene, or
other suitable liquid provided its viscosity is If the test fluid is a liquid, there shall be no
no greater than that of water. The visible evidence of drops or wetting through
manufacturer at his option may use air or inert the disc, nor leakage past the seat. When air
gas as the test medium. This shell test shall be or inert gas is the test medium, there shall be
conducted at ambient temperature with the no visible formation of bubbles when the
disc in the partially open position. closure is either covered with water or coated
with a soap or similar solution.
As an alternative, the body may be tested prior
to assembly. No visible leakage through the
body wall shall be allowed. Leakage through
the shaft seal shall not be cause for rejection.

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The duration of the seat test shall be no


less than:

VALVE SIZE TIME


(NPS) (SECONDS)

12 and Smaller 15
14 – 24 30
Larger than 24 60

10.2.2 Type II Valves Valves that permit


seat leakage shall not be subjected to a seat
test unless specified by the purchaser. When
so specified, valves shall be tested as agreed
upon by the purchaser and the manufacturer.

10.3 Shaft Seal Test Each valve shall not be


required to pass a shaft seal test, however the
manufacturer shall be able to demonstrate that
the shaft seal is capable of sealing at 1.1 times
the rated cold working pressure.

11. MARKING

11.1 Valves shall be marked as applicable in


accordance with ASME B16.34 or MSS SP-25
except that in the case where the maximum
differential shut-off pressure and/or
temperature is less than the body pressure and
temperature rating, such limitations must be
shown on the valve. If necessary, this
information may be on an identification plate
attached to the valve.

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TABLE 1
Pipe Minimum Diameters for Disc Clearance

Minimum Pipe Inside Diameters(d)


Unlined Ductile Iron Pipe
Pipe Size Unlined Unlined (d)(e)(f)(g)(h)

(NPS) Gray Iron Pipe Steel Pipe


(a) (b)(d) (c)(d) Minimum Pressure Special
Pressure Class Class 350 Class 53
in. mm in. mm in. mm in. mm in. mm
1½ – – 1.61 40.9 – – – – – –
2 – – 2.07 52.6 – – – – – –
2½ – – 2.47 62.7 – – – – – –
3 3.26 82.8 3.07 78.0 3.40 86.4 3.40 86.4 3.28 83.3
4 3.26 102.6 4.03 102.4 4.24 107.7 4.24 107.7 4.10 104.1
5 – – 5.05 128.3 – – – – – –
6 6.08 154.4 6.07 154.2 6.34 161.0 6.34 161.0 6.16 156.5
8 8.11 206.0 7.98 202.7 8.49 215.6 8.49 215.6 8.27 210.1
10 10.00 254.0 10.2 254.5 10.52 267.2 10.52 267.2 10.28 261.1
12 12.02 305.3 11.94 303.3 12.58 319.5 12.58 319.5 12.34 313.4
14 13.94 354.1 13.25 336.6 14.66 372.4 14.60 370.8 14.38 365.3
16 15.86 402.8 15.25 387.4 16.72 424.7 16.64 422.7 16.46 418.1
18 17.84 453.1 17.25 438.2 18.80 477.5 18.70 475.0 18.54 470.9
20 19.84 503.9 19.25 489.0 20.86 529.8 20.76 527.3 20.62 523.7
24 23.88 606.6 23.25 590.6 25.06 636.5 24.86 631.4 24.78 629.4
30 29.90 759.5 29.25 743.0 31.26 794.0 30.96 786.4 30.92 785.4
36 35.90 911.9 35.25 895.4 37.48 952.0 37.12 942.8 37.08 941.8
42 41.90 1064.3 41.24 1047.5 43.62 1107.9 43.18 1096.8 43.14 1095.8
48 47.90 1216.7 47.25 1200.2 49.82 1265.4 49.34 1253.2 49.30 1252.2
54 53.90 1369.1 – – 56.44 1433.6 55.88 1419.4 55.84 1418.3
60 59.90 1521.5 – – 60.43 1534.9 59.85 1520.2 – –
64 – – – – 64.45 1637.0 63.83 1621.3 – –
66 65.90 1673.9 – – – – – – – –
72 71.90 1826.3 – – – – – – – –
(a) For valve sizes not covered by pipe data in Table 1, caution must be exercised as required in Section 5 to insure there is no
interference between piping I.D. and valve disc.
(b) Diameters for the valves sizes NPS 3 through NPS 24 were calculated from Tables 6.4, and 6.5 of AWWA C106/A21.6 (withdrawn
in 1982) with allowance for the specified tolerances to get the smallest I.D. as follows:

NPS 3 – NPS 6: Thickness Class 22 NPS 10 – NPS 12: Thickness Class 24 NPS 16 – NPS 24: Thickness Class 26
NPS 8: Thickness Class 23 NPS 14: Thickness Class 25

Notes continued on next page

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Diameters for valve sizes NPS 30 through NPS 60 were calculated from AWWA C102/A21.2 (withdrawn 1967) with allowances
for the specified tolerances to get the smallest I.D.

Diameters for valves sizes NPS 66 through NPS 72 are extrapolated based on the consistency of size NPS 30 and larger.
(c) Diameters are calculated subtracting twice the nominal wall thickness from the outside diameter as specified for standard pipe in
Table 2 of ASME B36.10M.

(d) Pipe dimensional data in Table 1 is for unlined pipe. The majority of Gray Iron (i.e., AWWA C106/A21.6) and Ductile Iron Pipe
(i.e., AWWA C151/A21.51) include a cement mortar lining. For valve installations with lined pipelines, caution must be exercised
as required in Section 5 to insure there is no interference between the piping and the valve disc.

(e) Ductile iron pipe diameters are calculated by subtracting the AWWA C151/A21.51 negative O.D. tolerance and twice the nominal
wall thickness from the nominal O.D.

(f) The minimum nominal wall thickness of ductile iron pipe, flanged in accordance with AWWA C115/A21.15, is Special Class 53
for NPS 3 through NPS 54 and Pressure Class 350 for NPS 60 and NPS 64.

(g) NPS 64 ductile iron pipe flanged in accordance with AWWA C115/A21.15 have NPS 66 flanges. If an NPS 66 butterfly valve is
used with this pipe, careful consideration should be given to disc clearance.

(h) Ductile iron pipe is available in classes other than those listed in Table 1. When using other classes, consult the valve/pipe
manufacturer for clearance requirements.

TABLE 2
Face-to-Face Dimensions, Flanged End Valves
Narrow Wide
Valve Size Tolerance
Face-to-Face Face-to-Face
(NPS)
in. mm in. mm in. mm
1½ – – – –
2 – – – –
2½ – – – –
3 5.00 127.0 5.00 127.0 ± 0.06 ± 1.5
4 5.00 127.0 7.00 177.8
5 5.00 127.0 7.50 190.5
6 5.00 127.0 8.00 203.2
8 6.00 152.4 8.50 215.9
10 8.00 203.2 15.00 381.0
12 8.00 203.2 15.00 381.0
14 8.00 203.2 16.00 406.4
16 8.00 203.2 16.00 406.4
18 8.00 203.2 16.00 406.4
20 8.00 203.2 18.00 457.2
24 8.00 203.2 18.00 457.2 ± 0.13 ± 3.3
30 12.00 304.8 22.00 558.8
36 12.00 304.8 22.00 558.8
42 12.00 304.8 24.00 609.6
48 15.00 381.0 26.00 660.4
54 15.00 381.0 28.00 711.2
60 15.00 381.0 30.00 762.0
66 18.00 457.2 34.00 863.6
72 18.00 457.2 36.00 914.4

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TABLE 3
Face-to-Face Dimensions, Single Flange and Flangeless Valves

Face-to-Face of Valve Installed


Valve (See Figures 1A, 1B, 1C)
Size W-1 W-2 W-3
Tolerance
(NPS) Narrow Body Wide Body Extra Wide Body
in. mm in. mm in. mm in. mm
1½ 1.31 33.3 1.44 36.6 1.50 38.1
2 1.69 42.9 1.75 44.5 1.81 46.0
2½ 1.81 46.0 1.94 49.3 2.00 50.8
3 1.81 46.0 1.94 49.3 2.00 50.8 ±.06 ± 1.5
4 2.06 52.3 2.19 55.6 2.25 57.2
5 2.19 55:6 2.50 63.5 2.56 65.0
6 2.19 55.6 2.75 69.9 2.81 71.4
8 2.38 60.5 2.81 71.4 2.94 74.7
10 2.69 68.3 3.00 76.2 3.12 79.2
12 3.06 77.7 3.25 82.6 3.38 85.9
14 3.06 77.7 3.62 91.9 3.75 95.3
16 3.12 79.2 4.00 101.6 4.12 104.6 ± .13 ± 3.3
18 4.00 101.6 4.50 114.3 4.62 117.3
20 4.38 111.2 5.00 127.0 5.12 130.0
24 – – 6.06 153.9 6.19 157.2
30 – – 6.50 – – –
36 – – 7.88 – – –
42 – – 9.88 – – – ± .25 ± 6.3
48 – – 10.88 – – –

Note: Face-to-Face of valve installed is defined in Section 2.2.

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TABLE 4
End-to-End Dimensions, Grooved End Valves

Valve Size End-to-End Tolerance


(NPS)
in. mm in. mm
1½ 3.38 85.9
2 3.19 81.0
2½ 3.81 96.8
3 3.81 96.8 ± 0.06 ± 1.5
4 4.56 115.8
5 5.81 147.6
6 5.81 147.6
8 5.25 133.4
10 6.25 158.8
12 6.50 165.1
14 7.00 177.8
16 7.00 177.8 ± .13 ± 3.3
18 8.00 203.2
20 8.50 215.9
24 10.00 254.0

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FIGURE 1A

FIGURE 1B

FIGURE 1C

FIGURE 1
Face-to-Face, Flangeless, and Single Flange Valves
(includes 1A, 1B, and 1C)

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FIGURE 2
Flanged Ends, Bolting Options

FIGURE 3
Single Flanged, Bolting Options

FIGURE 4
Flangeless, Bolting Options

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FIGURE 5
End-to-End, Grooved End Valves

FIGURE 6
Shouldered End Valves

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FIGURE 7
Disc-to-Pipe Minimum Clearance, Typical Concentric Type Construction

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ANNEX A
Disc-to-Pipe Clearance

In accordance with Section 5.2 of this Standard Practice, butterfly valves shall be designed to have
clearance with the inside diameters of adjacent pipe. Generally this consideration is most important
with valves having single flange lug-type, flangeless-span or wafer-type bodies where the face-to-face
dimension of the valve body is relatively short.

Minimum clearances are shown in Table A1 of this Annex.

The following equations illustrate how to calculate the clearance between a concentric type valve and
adjacent pipe. See Figure Al.
A = d - 2c
D = √w2 + A2
Where:
A = Chord of disc in full open position as determined by intersection of a plane through the installed
face of the valve body, in. (mm)
c = Minimum radial clearance with pipe when perfectly centered with valve (see Table A1 below),
in. (mm)
d = Inside diameter of connecting pipe (reference Table 1), in. (mm)
D = Maximum disc diameter, in. (mm)
w = Minimum installed face-to-face, in. (mm)

Notes:
1. The above calculation assumes concentric location of disc in body. The design shall provide for the minimum
radial clearance, c, for eccentric constructions.
2. Larger discs may be used for designs that provide for alignment of the pipe with the disc and it can be
demonstrated by worst case calculations that the pipe will not interfere with disc rotation.
3. See Figure 7 for typical illustration of concentric-type construction.

TABLE A1
Disc-to-Pipe Minimum Clearances

Valve Size Minimum Clearance (c) with Valve


(NPS) Perfectly Centered with Pipe
1½ – 6 0.06 in. (1.5 mm)
8 – 20 0.12 in. (3.0 mm)
24 – 72 0.25 in. (6.4 mm)

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ANNEX B
Referenced Standards and Applicable Dates
This Annex is an integral part of this Standard Practice and is placed after the main text for convenience.

Standard Name Description

ASME; ANSI/ASME
B1.1-2003(R2008) Unified Inch Screw Threads, (UN and UNR Thread Form)
B16.1-2010 Gray Iron Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings: Classes 25, 125, and 250
B16.24-2006 Cast Copper Alloy Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings: Classes 150, 300, 600, 900, 1500 and 2500
B16.34-2009 Valves Flanged, Threaded and Welding End; including Supplement (2009)
B16.42-1998(R2006) Ductile Iron Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings: Classes 150 and 300
B16.47-2006 Large Diameter Steel Flanges: NPS 26 Through NPS 60 Metric/Inch Standard
B16.5-2009 Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings: NPS 1/2 through NPS 24 Metric/Inch Standard
B36.10M-2004(R2010) Welded and Seamless Wrought Steel Pipe
BPVC-I-2010 Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section I, Rules for Construction of Power Boilers;
includes Addenda Reprint (2011)
BPVC-VIII-Div.1-2010 Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division I, Rules for Construction of
Pressure Vessels; includes Addenda Reprint (2011)

AWWA; ANSI/AWWA
C102/A21.2-1953 Cast-Iron Pipe, Pit-Cast, for Water or Other Liquids (withdrawn 1967)
C106/A21.6-1980 Cast-Iron Pipe Centrifugally Cast in Metal Molds for Water or Other Liquids (withdrawn 1982)
C115/A21.15-11 Flanged Ductile-Iron Pipe with Threaded Flanges
C151/A21.51-09 Ductile-Iron Pipe, Centrifugally Cast
C207-07 Steel Pipe Flanges for Waterworks Service, Sizes 4 In. Through 144 In.
(100 mm through 3,600 mm)
C504-10 Rubber-Seated Butterfly Valves, 3 in (74mm) through 72 in (1800mm)
C606-11 Grooved and Shouldered Joints

MSS
SP-25-2008 Standard Marking System for Valves, Fittings, Flanges, and Unions
SP-68-2011 High Pressure Butterfly Valves with Offset Design
SP-91-2009 Guidelines for Manual Operation of Valves

The following organizations appear in the above list:

ANSI American National Standards Institute


25 West 43rd Street, Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10036-7406
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME International)
Three Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016-5990
AWWA American Water Works Association
6666 W. Quincy Avenue
Denver, CO 80235-3098
MSS Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Industry, Inc.
127 Park Street, NE
Vienna, VA 22180-4602

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Listing of MSS Standard Practices
TITLE
SP-6-2007 Standard Finishes for Contact Faces of Pipe Flanges and Connecting-End Flanges of Valves and Fittings
SP-9-2008 Spot Facing for Bronze, Iron and Steel Flanges
SP-25-2008 Standard Marking System for Valves, Fittings, Flanges, and Unions
SP-42-2009 Corrosion Resistant Gate, Globe, Angle and Check Valves with Flanged and Butt Weld Ends (Classes 150, 300 & 600)
SP-43-2008 Wrought and Fabricated Butt-Welding Fittings for Low Pressure, Corrosion Resistant Applications (Incl. 2010 Errata Sheet)
SP-44-2010 Steel Pipeline Flanges (incl. 2011 Errata Sheet)
SP-45-2003 (R 2008) Bypass and Drain Connections
SP-51-2007 Class 150LW Corrosion Resistant Flanges and Cast Flanged Fittings
SP-53-1999 (R 2007) Quality Standard for Steel Castings and Forgings for Valves, Flanges, and Fittings and Other Piping Components – Magnetic Particle
Examination Method
SP-54-1999 (R 2007) Quality Standard for Steel Castings and Forgings for Valves, Flanges, and Fittings and Other Piping Components – Radiographic
Examination Method
SP-55-2011 Quality Standard for Steel Castings for Valves, Flanges, Fittings, and Other Piping Components – Visual Method for Evaluation of
Surface Irregularities (ANSI-approved American National Standard)
SP-58-2009 Pipe Hangers and Supports – Materials, Design, Manufacture, Selection, Application, and Installation (incorporates content of SP-69, 77*, 89*, and 90*)
(ANSI-approved American National Standard)
SP-60-2004 Connecting Flange Joint between Tapping Sleeves and Tapping Valves
SP-61-2009 Pressure Testing of Valves
SP-65-2008 High Pressure Chemical Industry Flanges and Threaded Stubs for Use with Lens Gaskets
SP-67-2011 Butterfly Valves
SP-68-2011 High Pressure Butterfly Valves with Offset Design
SP-69-2003 Pipe Hangers and Supports – Selection and Application (ANSI-approved American National Standard)
SP-70-2011 Gray Iron Gate Valves, Flanged and Threaded Ends
SP-71-2011 Gray Iron Swing Check Valves, Flanged and Threaded Ends
SP-72-2010 Ball Valves with Flanged or Butt-Welding Ends for General Service
SP-75-2008 Specification for High-Test, Wrought, Butt-Welding Fittings
SP-78-2011 Gray Iron Plug Valves, Flanged and Threaded Ends
SP-79-2011 Socket Welding Reducer Inserts
SP-80-2008 Bronze Gate, Globe, Angle, and Check Valves
SP-81-2006a Stainless Steel, Bonnetless, Flanged Knife Gate Valves
SP-83-2006 Class 3000 Steel Pipe Unions Socket Welding and Threaded
SP-85-2011 Gray Iron Globe & Angle Valves, Flanged and Threaded Ends
SP-86-2009 Guidelines for Metric Data in Standards for Valves, Flanges, Fittings, and Actuators (Incl. 2011 Errata Sheet)
SP-87-1991 (R 1996 – Reinstated 2011) Factory-Made Butt-Welding Fittings for Class I Nuclear Piping Applications
SP-88-2010 Diaphragm Valves
SP-91-2009 Guidelines for Manual Operation of Valves
SP-92-1999 MSS Valve User Guide
SP-93-2008 Quality Standard for Steel Castings and Forgings for Valves, Flanges, Fittings, and Other Piping Components – Liquid Penetrant
Examination Method
SP-94-2008 Quality Standard for Ferritic and Martensitic Steel Castings for Valves, Flanges, Fittings, and Other Piping Components – Ultrasonic
Examination Method
SP-95-2006 Swage(d) Nipples and Bull Plugs
SP-96-2011 Guidelines on Terminology for Valves and Fittings
SP-97-2006 Integrally Reinforced Forged Branch Outlet Fittings – Socket Welding, Threaded, and Buttwelding Ends
SP-98-2001 (R 2005) Protective Coatings for the Interior of Valves, Hydrants, and Fittings
SP-99-2010 Instrument Valves
SP-100-2009 Qualification Requirements for Elastomer Diaphragms for Nuclear Service Diaphragm Valves
SP-101-1989 (R 2001) Part-Turn Valve Actuator Attachment – Flange and Driving Component Dimensions and Performance Characteristics
SP-102-1989 (R 2001) Multi-Turn Valve Actuator Attachment – Flange and Driving Component Dimensions and Performance Characteristics
SP-104-2003 Wrought Copper Solder Joint Pressure Fittings
SP-105-2010 Instrument Valves for Code Applications
SP-106-2003 Cast Copper Alloy Flanges and Flanged Fittings Class 125, 150 and 300
SP-108-2002 Resilient-Seated Cast-Iron Eccentric Plug Valves
SP-109-1997 (R 2006) Welded Fabricated Copper Solder Joint Pressure Fittings
SP-110-2010 Ball Valves Threaded, Socket-Welding, Solder Joint, Grooved and Flared Ends (Incl. 2010 Errata Sheet)
SP-111-2001 (R 2005) Gray-Iron and Ductile-Iron Tapping Sleeves
SP-112-2010 Quality Standard for Evaluation of Cast Surface Finishes – Visual and Tactile Method. This SP must be used with a 10-surface, three
dimensional Cast Surface Comparator, which is a necessary part of the standard. Additional Comparators available separately.
SP-113-2001 (R 2007) Connecting Joint between Tapping Machines and Tapping Valves
SP-114-2007 Corrosion Resistant Pipe Fittings Threaded and Socket Welding Class 150 and 1000 (ANSI-approved American National Standard)
SP-115-2010 Excess Flow Valves, 1¼ NPS and Smaller, for Fuel Gas Service
SP-116-2011 Service-Line Valves and Fittings for Drinking Water Systems
SP-117-2011 Bellows Seals for Globe and Gate Valves
SP-118-2007 Compact Steel Globe & Check Valves – Flanged, Flangeless, Threaded & Welding Ends (Chemical & Petroleum Refinery Service)
SP-119-2010 Factory-Made Wrought Belled End Pipe Fittings for Socket-Welding
SP-120-2011 Flexible Graphite Packing System for Rising Stem Valves – Design Requirements
SP-121-2006 Qualification Testing Methods for Stem Packing for Rising Stem Steel Valves
SP-122-2005 Plastic Industrial Ball Valves
SP-123-1998 (R 2006) Non-Ferrous Threaded and Solder-Joint Unions for Use with Copper Water Tube
SP-124-2001 Fabricated Tapping Sleeves
SP-125-2010 Gray Iron and Ductile Iron In-Line, Spring-Loaded, Center-Guided Check Valves
SP-126-2007 Steel In-Line Spring-Assisted Center Guided Check Valves
SP-127-2001 Bracing for Piping Systems Seismic-Wind-Dynamic Design, Selection, Application
SP-128-2006 Ductile Iron Gate Valves
SP-129-2003 (R 2007) Copper-Nickel Socket-Welding Fittings and Unions
SP-130-2003 Bellows Seals for Instrument Valves
SP-131-2010 Metallic Manually Operated Gas Distribution Valves
SP-132-2010 Compression Packing Systems for Instrument Valves
SP-133-2010 Excess Flow Valves for Low Pressure Fuel Gas Appliances
SP-134-2010 Valves for Cryogenic Service Including Requirements for Body/Bonnet Extensions
SP-135-2010 High Pressure Knife Gate Valves
SP-136-2007 Ductile Iron Swing Check Valves
SP-137-2007 Quality Standard for Positive Material Identification of Metal Valves, Flanges, Fittings, and Other Piping Components
SP-138-2009 Quality Standard Practice for Oxygen Cleaning of Valves & Fittings
SP-139-2010 Copper Alloy Gate, Globe, Angle, and Check Valves for Low Pressure/Low Temperature Plumbing Applications
(R YEAR) Indicates year standard reaffirmed without substantive changes  Price List Available Upon Request
* SP-77, 89, and 90 have been withdrawn effective 8/23/2010; however, the contents of these “historical” SPs are now part of newly revised SP-58-2009.
MSS is an ANSI-accredited American National Standards developer. A number of former MSS Standard Practices have been adopted and published by other developers
as American National Standards. In order to maintain a single source of authoritative information, MSS has withdrawn its Standard Practices in such cases.
Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Industry, Inc.
127 Park Street, NE, Vienna, VA 22180-4620 • (703) 281-6613 • Fax # (703) 281-6671
MSS SP-67-2011